Tribal Remedy Framework

The Tribal Remedy Framework (TRF) is a comprehensive plan for meeting the educational needs of Native students and their tribal communities. It was created collectively by tribal community members and Indigenous education experts, following a series of tribal Community Education Institutes and Pueblo Convocations. The Tribal Remedy Framework has been endorsed by the leadership of New Mexico’s 23 Nations, Tribes and Pueblos.

The TRF responds to the landmark 2018 Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico court ruling (visit our Research Page for additional information), which ordered the state to transform the public education system to ensure that all students receive the programs and services necessary to be college, career and community ready.

The TRF outlines initial steps for an overhaul of education governance, funding, programming and services. The proposals are aligned with the mandates of the Yazzie/Martinez ruling and the Indian Education Act of 2003. They are part of the Platform for Action developed by the broad-based coalition, Transform Education NM.

Tribal Remedy Framework Resources:

TRF in the News:
Pathways to Education Sovereignty Report:
This report presents Indigenous solutions to New Mexico’s education crisis and makes the case for a dramatic change in course to close the equity gap faced by Native children. 

Download the report summary or the full-length report: 

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